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Exploring the Relationship Between Water Quality and Conservation

Friday, December 6, 2019
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Declining water usage in buildings around the country is presenting water utility managers with unique challenges. One of the most notable is reducing the opportunity for pathogens such…

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Using Big Data to Build a Better Flu Shot

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances…

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The Nature of Salmonella is Changing-and it’s Meaner

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Salmonella is acting up in Michigan, and it could be a model for what’s happening in other states, according to a new Michigan State University study. The study,…

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Study Highlights Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pregnant Women

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act prompted more low-income women of reproductive age to sign up for health insurance, seek medical care and report improvements in…

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Science Underestimated Dangerous Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab has conducted one of the largest sleep studies to date, revealing that sleep deprivation affects us much…

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Pregnancy Related Depression Rooted in Inflammation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Not…

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Attacking Cystic Fibrosis at its Roots

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How…

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What Motivates Older Adults to Use a FitBit?

Monday, November 18, 2019
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For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family…

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Bridging Communication Gaps for those with Disabilities

Monday, November 18, 2019
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For those with developmental disabilities and communication challenges, struggling to interact with others can be an extremely frustrating and isolating experience. Social scientist Sarah Douglas, an assistant professor…

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MSU Researcher Develops Support Services for Released Inmates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Most seriously mentally ill inmates face daunting barriers to getting the medical and mental health care they need after they are released, which can lead to relapses, suicide…

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